Women's Tennis Knocks Off Nationally-Ranked Opponent
Feb. 15, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's tennis team (3-2) picked up its third straight win with a 5-2 victory over No. 75 Georgia State, Saturday.
The Lady Tigers used their depth to pull out the win, with the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams getting Memphis off to a solid start with wins after the No. 1 team of Sabrina Lindemann and Monica Gonzalez-Gordo falling, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles.
It was the depth of the line-up again that pulled out that match after Georgia State battled back to tie the match up 1-1 when Anne Breiholtz won the No. 1 singles match, 6-1, 6-3. Gonzalez-Gordo made it 2-1, Memphis, with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles, but the Lady Panthers battled back and knotted it at two apiece again when Annamaria Forgacs defeated Sumitra Rao at No. 3, 6-1, 6-3. But as they did in a win at UT-Chattanooga, the Lady Tigers stepped up in the bottom half of the line-up, winning matches at No. 4, 5 and 6, including Andrea Feichtinger's 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 over Christina O'Neal.
"We expected them to be a strong team," Head Coach Charlotte Peterson said. "They beat Louisville and some of their singles matches went three sets, so we expected a strong team."
The Lady Tigers will play their third match in as many days when they face Tennessee Tech, Sunday.
Memphis 5, No. 75 Georgia State 2